As July comes to a close and August approaches, it brings with it a fresh crop of openings and launches to keep an eye out for. This is a good time to take stock of the first half of the year—how closely did you stick to your New Year’s resolutions? If picking up a fresh hobby was on your list, wine-tasting at the newly-opened oenophile’s dream 67 Pall Mall may be up your alley. And if you’re finally starting to plan the grand Europe trip you had shelved for the last two years, consider the exciting new developments at the luxurious Mandarin Oriental Paris. Closer to home, we shortlist the best buys this month to get your house—and mental health—in tip top shape.
Mandarin Oriental Paris levels up its spa with Nescens facial treatments
There is no better time than your trip to the City of Lights to indulge in a luxurious beauty treatment and reveal an inner glow after a long day out at the shops. Hidden within the picturesque naturescape of Mandarin Oriental Paris is the hotel’s reclusive wellness spa—a soothing haven with a diverse range of offerings spanning from holistic lifestyle programmes to specialised massages. The newest of their services are effective facials utilising Swiss cosmeceutical brand Nescens, ranging from restorative but deeply-penetrative facial massages, to targeted eye contour treatments that work to reduce wrinkles, fine lines, dark circles and puffiness. To round out your rejuvenating stay, head chef Thierry Marx is now dishing out an opulent garden brunch on Sundays at all-day dining destination Camélia, inspired by Parisian food markets. Enjoy the decadent meal on the restaurant’s chic terrace, overlooking serene views of Rue Saint-Honoré—where you can be sure to pick up a few things from your favourite brands after.
Find out more about The Spa at Mandarin Oriental Paris here.
67 Pall Mall opens with the biggest and most varied wine list in Southeast Asia
Bringing a taste of upscale New York glamour to Singapore is private members club 67 Pall Mall. Housed in the sprawling Shaw Centre penthouse, the new venue features swanky décor and modern furnishings framed by soaring high ceilings and glass windows looking out onto Orchard Road. The vastness of the space is a fitting match for what rests within: the largest and most diverse wine collection in all of Southeast Asia. Curated by a sommelier team from around the world—helmed by Richard Hemming, who possesses the rare qualification of Master of Wine—the club offers over 5000 varieties of wine, a thousand of which are available by glass. Expect a personal and guided experience, allowing for smaller pours (so you can sample different bottles in one sitting) paired with Asian-influenced bites from the kitchen. The location’s most prominent feature? A colossal floor-to-ceiling wine tower right standing tall right in the centre, engineered to perfectly store and display the most exclusive bottles—a visual feast for wine lovers in our city.
67 Pall Mall Singapore, 1 Scotts Rd, #27-01 Shaw Centre, Singapore 228208
Dyson’s V15 Detect Absolute is the must-have cordless vacuum for pet owners
Dyson‘s V15 Detect Absolute is the brand’s latest cordless vacuum—and it is certain to trump anything else you might have at home. The powerful, intelligent device has been engineered with 240AW and laser to reveal microscopic dust, and includes advanced filtration technologies which captures 99.99 percent of particles as small as 0.3 microns to expel cleaner air. Catered especially to pets, the V15 Detect Absolute comes with an advanced detangling brush bar technology which swiftly captures all hair—human, canine or feline. There’s also an option to add on the Pet Groom Tool, so you can brush your pet and groom them comfortably at home. For those who don’t own pets, the best function of the V15 Detect Absolute has to be the built-in crevice and dusting tool hidden inside the wand. A single push of a button reveals a handheld tool for seamless cleaning all around the home, even in the tightest corners.
Find out more about V15 Detect Absolute here.
TWG Tea launches an exclusive iced tea set for the summer
Homegrown luxury teahouse TWG Tea’s recent launch is an ideal treat for the sweltering heat wave that has hit Singapore of late. In a new gift set, the brand has curated 15 invigorating varieties including some of their most-loved flavours like 1837 Black Tea, French Earl Grey, Cocktail Hour Tea and Eternal Summer Tea. These blends are packaged within specially-designed teabags—larger in size, so the tea leaves have ample space to expand even in a cold steep, and featuring a longer string to allow infusion in a large carafe or jug. The new line of is best served cold, so it is recommended that you steep the bags in simmering water before pouring over ice, or soak them cold in the fridge for a few hours—even overnight. The result will be a delicate and fragrant beverage perfect for enjoying by the pool, or any spot around your home the sunshine lands on.
Find out more about TWG Tea’s new iced teabags here.